After waiting out a lengthy rain delay last night at the new Yankee Stadium, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees proceeded to take part in a typical Sox/Yanks 3 hour and 48 minutes affair that saw the Red Sox come away 6-4 winners.
Jon Lester started for the visiting nine last night and showed the form from last season that got him a new contract. His stuff was overpowering last night and he was keeping the Yanks hitters on the their toes and even had them guessing at pitches.
Things took a change for Lester though when he threw a potential double play ball low to Nick Green at second. Dennis Eckersley said in NESN booth that pay attention to that because it could cost him later on.
Well it did because after a strikeout of Derek Jeter and ejection of Joe Girardi, he left a pitch out over the plate that Johnny Damon smacked out of the park for a 2-run homer. Mark Teixeira followed with a solo shot on the next pitch to get the Yankees even closer at 4-3.
Not to worry though as new Yankee killer Jason Bay struck with a 2-run homer to put the Sox in front for good. Despite a few bumps, Ramon Ramirez and Jonathan Papelbon finished it off to make the Red Sox 4-0 against the Yankees this season.
Sox make good first impression [Boston Globe]
Red Sox outlast Yankees [Boston Herald]
Bay, Lowell HRs Offset Teixeira Power Surge As Red Sox Beat Yankees Again [Hartford Courant]
After midnight, Papelbon closes the door on the Bombers [Providence Journal]
Digging in at the new Stadium [Boston Globe]
Terry Francona lends support to David Ortiz [Boston Herald]
Lugo Out Of Lineup [Hartford Courant]
Lester thrives on being the hated man at Yankee Stadium [Providence Journal]
Francona cuts Lugo some slack [Boston Globe]
Red Sox still messy at short [Boston Herald]
Papi, A-Rod Tough To Read [Hartford Courant]
What if A-Rod had signed with the Red Sox? [Providence Journal]
No by-the-book way to deal with A-Rod [Boston Globe]
Jon Lester settles into new Stadium [Boston Herald]
Ortiz: I’d beat the crap out of a pitch-tipper [Providence Journal]
Papelbon [Hit and Run With Dan Roche]
So far, Jason Bay owns New York [Boston Herald]
Red Sox players remember the old Yankee Stadium, while enjoying the new one [Providence Journal]
Great Trip to see Jim Rice [Hit and Run With Dan Roche]
Rain Delay Thoughts: Impressed with the New Yankee Stadium [Justin Masterson – CSN]
Caught Stealing [Extra Bases]
Was Bogar stealing Yankee signs? No one will say [Projo Sox Blog]